Elizabeth Montalbano has been a professional journalist covering the telecommunications, technology and business sectors since 1998. Prior to her work at Design News, she has previously written news, features and opinion articles for Phone+, CRN (now ChannelWeb), the IDG News Service, Informationweek and CNNMoney, among other publications. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she also has lived and worked in Phoenix, Arizona; San Francisco and New York City. She currently resides in Lagos, Portugal. Elizabeth has a bachelor's degree in English/Communications from De Sales University and a master's degree from Arizona State University in creative writing.
Researchers have developed a 3D tactile sensor that can detect an unprecedented range of pressures and generate an electrical signal based on the actions of touch, giving it great potential for use in touchscreens and other next-generation device technology.
A research team has developed a security system for additive manufacturing processes to help protect them against possible cyber attacks, as well as to ensure the overall integrity of the components produced by 3D-printing methods.
The new material incorporates fluorescent organic dyes and respond differently depending on light stimuli, giving them potential for a number of applications in optics, solar-energy devices, and biomedicine.